Last Updated: 09/10/2021

Latest Update

9/7/2021 Update:
The Wingra Watershed Management Plan is now available under Project Overview

The City also together an additional information page specifically for the Watershed Studies based on questions from the community in the process so far. 
Check it out here.

Complete a survey to help City Engineering prioritize flooding improvement projects.
View the City's Watershed Flood Risk Map.

Project Overview

The City of Madison will complete a watershed study in the Wingra West watershed (as shown below). A local consulting engineer, Brown and Caldwell, will complete the study. The Wingra West watershed drains east to Lake Wingra.

Wingra West Watershed Map


Still have questions? Get some answers here from our additional information page on the Watershed Studies.

Wingra Watershed Management Plan

Project Schedule

The studies are expected to take over 18 months. During this time, the city will look at watersheds as a whole to make sure solving a flooding problem upstream won’t push more water downstream and cause more flooding.

Public Involvement

There are a number of points of contact during this project where the public is encouraged to give feedback as part of public information meetings and public hearings. Dates and times are indicated below:

Public Information Meetings

Additional Resources

Report Flooding

If anyone has experienced flooding, and is willing to share with the City, please report it on the City's website. Even if a homeowner reported flooding to 2-1-1, FEMA, or a City official, the City needs standardized information to create stormwater models that show existing flooding conditions. The flood data helps the City prioritize different flood projects and future watershed studies. Please report any flooding you’ve experienced.